USS Coral Sea underway in the Gulf of Tonkin during Vietnam War. USS Coral Sea, an aircraft carrier underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. U.S. Navy A-4E aircraft comes in for landing aboard USS Coral Sea. A-1J aircraft in a landing pattern as it is being recovered aboard. U.S. Navy A-1H aircraft takes a wave off over the deck of the aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy RF-8A aircraft comes in for landing and lands on the deck. U.S. Navy A-1J and C-2A also come in and land one by one. Two U.S. Navy F-4B aircraft land on the deck of the carrier. Aerial view of a destroyer escort underway at sea. A destroyer underway at sea. U.S. Navy KA-3B flies over the wake of USS Coral Sea. Another KA-3B aircraft comes in and lands at the deck.
USS Coral Sea underway in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. USS Coral Sea, an aircraft carrier underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. USS Coral Sea underway in a port turn. Smoke comes out of the stack of the aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy KA-3B aircraft being launched from the deck of the aircraft carrier. Another KA-3B aircraft being launched from the aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy A-4E aircraft taxis and takes off from the catapult. U.S. Navy F-4B aircraft taxis and takes off from the carrier.
Reconstruction of events from Gulf of Tonkin Incident that occurred August 2nd through 5th, 1964. USS Maddox underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. A radar operator on a scope. The man makes markings on the radar scope and passes the information over a phone. A crewman mans the radar scope. Two men work at a chart table. Both men are wearing earphones. A man on the radar scope, passing word over his phones. The Chief Quartermaster looks out over an aviation chart. He traces the route of the ship through the Gulf of Tonkin. The chart shows a route to Maddox through the Gulf of Tonkin. The hand of the Chief Quartermaster points to positions on various days.
United States planes and soldiers are rushed to Vietnam, responding to the Gulf of Tonkin crisis. U.S. Destroyer Maddox seen underway in the gulf of North Vietnam following reported skirmish with North Vietnamese torpedo boats (the "Maddox Incident.") Narrator indicates U.S. war planes from two carriers avenged the unwarranted Red communist assault with 64 sorties against North Vietnam. An airman boards a U.S. aircraft. Night view of the White House in Washington DC. President Lyndon Johnson addresses the American people in a midnight speech on August 4, 1964 describing U.S. actions in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Scenes of South Vietnamese women and children evacuees looking exhausted and scared beside nearby American helicopters. The President's speech continues, including, "We Americans know, although others appear to forget, the risks of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war." View of the United Nations building in New York and flags of various nations at the UN building. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson is seen making his report of the Gulf of Tonkin attacks to the UN Security Council and affirms U.S. position that it wants the people in Vietnam to be free of North Vietnamese intervention and agression. United States military advisors and U.S. Army soldiers board helicopters. A gunner aims at a target on the ground. Vietnamese troops accompany U.S. soldiers. South Vietnamese forces exit a helicopter and wade through water and rice paddies. U.S. soldiers advance in trucks with artillery. A Douglas TBD Devastator aircraft takes off armed with a torpedo. Another one lands at an airfield. A TBD plane, armed with a torpedo, taxis with wings folded. several TBD aircraft parked on a flight line. The President concludes his remarks referring to "firmness in the right" being indispensible for peace.
Reconstruction of events that took place during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 2-5 August 1964. A U.S. ship underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. The ship's doctor and a hospital corpsman simulate giving aid and saline solution to an engine man who simulates collapse from heat during Gulf of Tonkin incident. The engine man on a stretcher. A respirator is held up to the man's mouth. Saline solution bottle hanging nearby. The engine man is wiped down with alcohol by the doctor. The hospital corpsman holds the respirator over the man's mouth.
Bomb handling aboard USS Constellation (CVA-64) in Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam. Ordnance man wheeling Snakeye bombs on a cart. Aviation Ordnance men push the bombs under the wing of A-4C aircraft. Men unscrew a pressure screw on side of bomb rack. Two Snakeye bombs wheeled under the pylon of A-4C. Snakeye bombs lifted up to the pylon. Bombs hooked up to the rack. Aviation Ordnance men lifts a bomb. Three bombs secured to the pylon. A man unscrews a heavy rod from nose of a bomb. A man prepares a fuse for insertion into nose of bomb. Aviation Ordnance men work with bombs. A cart carrying bomb fuses wheeled on the flight deck. A man picks up a wire and a fuse and inserts in nose of bomb. Man works with safety wires. Snakeye bombs lifted up to the pylon. Fuses are screwed in. Men wearing red shirts sit on bombs in carts.